Searching for a Skull

As Susan approaches Naias skull with Beto and Alex behind her, she too is nervous. After 13,000 years in the water, the bone is brittle.

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Naia is ready for her return to the surface.

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It would be so easy to let Naias skull slip.

Finally, she has the skull safely in her hands.

Watch as a team of divers attempts to retrieve an ancient skull.

It will take time; the divers must make at least three decompression stops to avoid the beds.

Finally, for the first time in 13,000 years, Naia emerges from the water and into the light of day.

He feels a heavy burden of responsibility. Naia has lain for 13,000 years at the bottom of Hoyo Negro. In a few hours, hell know if she makes it back out safely.

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Onscreen: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. A team of divers is trying to retrieve an ancient skull from a dangerous underwater cave.

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Narrator: As the divers set off carrying the box for Naias skull, Jim is left to anxiously wait.

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